Chartres – Le Grand Monarque

September 17, 2005

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Le Grand Monarque has been the best hotel in
Chartres for several centuries.  It is really a commercial more than a tourist hotel and the basic rooms reflect that.  There is a bar/
legrandmonarque111.jpgrestaurant/breakfast room, where most of the tourists must have dined.  Fortunately, we had reserved in the fancier restaurant, Georges, where the rest of the clientele seemed to be local business people.  We enjoyed it.  We went to the cathedral in the early evening and then spent two hours there in the morning with the clunky audio guide.  It’s something every serious tourist or francophile has to do.

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